August 31, 2014

C'est Magnfique's September Kit!!


I'd love to share with you my first layout I did with the gorgeous new C'est Magnfique kit for September, Nature's Journey!!


The kit includes so many gorgeous embellishments and flowers I've tucked in some doilies, tags and die cuts behind my photo here, using Weathered Wood Distress Stain and Ground Coffee Dylusions for coloring the background.  The mask I used in my background is from the July Magnifique Mixed Media kit!!

  
Here you can see the gorgeous Blue Fern chipboard and Prima flowers I used. The chipboard is misted with the Ground Coffee Dylusions spray. I used the Prima stamp included in the main kit along with the ink to do my background stamping.


I have added color to the resin and added lots of flowers and die cuts here. I just love the way this layout turned out!

This is an amazing kit, well worth checking out, you can see the details of all the kits and add ons on our blog HERE!! You can buy the kit and all the gorgeous add ons at the STORE!

August 30, 2014

Tag You're It at Sugar Creek Hollow



This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Tag You're It! Make a vintage tag in any theme and join our challenge!

I bought a ton of shells when I was in the States, as I love to use them as embellishments on beach layouts and cards...so I thought, why not a beachy themed tag!! In the end I went for a vintage image of mermaids which caught my eye! I inked my tag in Pine Needles and Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink then spritzed it with water for some cool effects. I used a mask and molding paste to make the cool white bubble effects around the edges of the tags. I added cheesecloth for texture under the image, some chipboard coral and seaweed and some real shells from my collection.

The mermaids are looking at strings of pearls so of course I had to add my own string of pearls to the tag. I added the small rub on words "discover beauty", then finished the tag off with some fibers that I think echo the mermaids hair!

I love the way this tag turned out and I hope you will come join us in the challenge!!!

Nature's Journey: C'est Magnifique's September Kit

You've seen some great looks at our DTs September kit projects, and now it's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the kit, and to remind you of our add-ons.


Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne





Kit Embellishments:

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Tags
Little B: Corrugated Tape
Prima: Almanac: Stamp
TrimCraft: Curiosity Fabric Brads
Authentique: Mini Alpha: Harmony
Colorbox: Blackberry Ink pad
Colorbox: Dark Brown Ink pad
Prima: Avante: Berry 
Prima: Fleur de Lys: Chorale
Blue Fern Chipboard: Damask Motif
Ribbon: dark red ribbon


 We also have the following three add-ons available in our Store:

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 


Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**

**Some Items Are Partial Packages


Flower Add-on


Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful


Embellishment Add-on



Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 



Keep your eyes open for our new Sketch Challenge the first of September.
Our awesome design team will be back to inspire you with more layouts using our September kit.

August 27, 2014

Back to School with La-La Land Crafts!


This week at La-La Land Crafts our theme is "Back To School". I chose a great photo of my daughters first day of school a few years back and of course used lots of La-La Land Crafts dies!


I chose some fun bright green and yellow papers and accented with Prima Marketing flowers in coordinating tones along with gorgeous rolled roses using the Rolled Rose Large and Rolled Rose Medium and Small dies! I tucked in some of the Berry Flourish die cuts into the flower cluster. In the corner of the close up you can see the gorgeous hinge I used from the Booktab and Labels Die, you can see this more in the full photo of the layout, I love how it balances out the composition.


I decided early on in my layout that I was going to use the Hot Air Balloon Die along with the photo of my girls to kind of symbolize the journeys and adventures they would go on in their new school year. I added some fun layers using the Scallop Bracket Die and the Fancy Bracket Die. I used a lot stitching to accent my layout as well as some liquid pearls and regular pearls for flower centers. I really love how this turned out!

Remember, you can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!

August 26, 2014

August Magnifique Mixed Media Kit Giveaway!!!


Would you like to win this gorgeous August Magnifique Mixed Media kit??

Would you?

I'd love to give away one of these kits on my blog and lets make this a quick giveway, you have until August 31st 11:59pm to SUBSCRIBE to my blog, LIKE the C'est Magnifique Facebook Page and COMMENT on this post to be in with a chance to win! Share it with your friends and come back and leave another comment for another chance to win as well!!

I will announce a winner on September 1.

August 25, 2014

Button it Up!


This week I am back again guest designing for Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge Blog!!

Challenge #14 is Button it Up!  Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

Here is my take on the challenge!!


I have lots of color-coordinated button jars but they got filled quickly as they were quite small...look at my extras in this jar!! I don't remember buying buttons but yet I have a MILLION of them! I dived into this button jar to find the cool vintage buttons for this card.


All the items are recycled on this card really, scraps of paper and flowers from DT work...some leftover die cuts from another project...I even used the waste scrap of the die cut to mask some leaves with some glitter molding paste! I had a lot of fun making this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join the challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

August 23, 2014

Past Generations Layout for Meg's Garden


For my first project I am using The Gentlemen Collection. The main paper I selected was A Gentleman's Automobile. The image I used is an actual family photo of my Great Grandfather, John Jones. This is a photo taken of him that just perfectly matches the paper!! I couldn't wait to use this photo when I saw the gorgeous design.


In the close up above you can see some gorgeous Megs Garden products!! I just love the amazing Meg's Garden Vintage Trinket Drawer Pull and Knobs! I think they really add a great edge to the masculine layout.   I used the 10 cm Paper Doily underneath the photo and added a gorgeous black and gray
Silk & Organza Primula, two Latte Heirloom Flowers, and the lovely little Ivory and Chocolate Small Roses. I cut my Camel Mesh Ribbon in half to make a thinner ribbon to turn into a bow, the other half of the ribbon I tucked under the photo in a few areas for texture!



I used the vintage ads from the A Gentlemen's Ephemera - Cut & Create to layer under the photo, I just love that one of the vintage ads mentions St. Louis, that is where my Great Grandfather lived and where the photo was taken!! Perfect!!! I added some molding paste, masking, stamping and some simple alphas to finish off my layout and even used some strong Irish tea to color in my background!!

I really enjoyed creating my first project for Meg's Garden and hope that you liked it!!

Supplies from Meg's Garden:


August 20, 2014

Discover Tag for La-La Land Crafts


This week at La-La Land Crafts our theme is "Tags or Tickets". I decided to make a nature themed tag and of course loaded it up with La-La Land Crafts dies!



I used the beautiful Fancy Butterfly Die as a main focus for my tag...I imagine them flying around the gorgeous roses made from the Rolled Rose Large Die and Rolled Rose Small & Medium Die. I used some inspirational quotes and nature images from a Tim Holtz rub on set, as well as adding lots of twine and a stick pin. I had some bling mesh which I used for the butterfly centers and flower centers.


I used the Honeycomb Die for background texture and tucked in the leaves from the Open Leaf Flourish Die  in my flower clusters. For a finishing touch I added a gorgeous dragonfly charm.

Remember, you can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!

Time Flies


Hi! Cathi here today sharing my take on Sandra's August sketch. This month we were generously sponsored by Creative Embellishments and the byChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop! I even based the color scheme of my layout on Chantal's gorgeous Flower Dreamer Embellishment felt embellishments I used!


Here you can see the fun  #SUMMER chippie I used from the Social Hash Tag chipboard set.  Sandra's sketch has a very modern look so I went for modern shaped chippies, like the Time Flies Frame Set and the
Squares set.


I used the adorable Flower Dreamer Embellishment from Chantal in two places. I painted my chipboard  in a blue to match the embellishments and used a fun pink Scrap Cake paper from my stash that fit in perfectly. Because I had to add some of my usual touches I used a Prima Circles mask and some Shimmerz Texturez to make my background and of course added a few flowers!

I hope you will find the time to play along with this challenge. Here is Sandra's sketch:



Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
(12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments,
1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames.)


Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate


Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags 
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)



Sponsors:

Lemon Owl 

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant. 


Creative Embellishments 

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!

Marivic Clifton

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.



If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)


 for sponsoring our design team this month!



Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye
on our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

August 16, 2014

Celebrations Card for Sugar Creek Hollow


This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Celebrations! Make a vintage card or project that is perfect for a celebration and join our challenge!

I have had this fun vintage image in my stash for a while and I thought it would make a perfect birthday card! I added some paper twine, flowers and heart lace as well as my sentiment to make a playful and fun birthday card perfect for a little girl's (or little girl at heart) celebration.

I had fun making this and I hope you will come join us in the challenge!!!


August 15, 2014

A Sneak Peek at the C'est Magnifique September Kit

It is mid month already and time for the reveal of papers used for the C'est Magnifique September Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and the two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for September. We are featuring Danish paper by Riddersholm.



Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne


Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

Our September Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store.  We will have a video tutorial on our blog tomorrow with our Guest Designer Olga Heldwein.  You won't want to miss it!   


Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Ground Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**
(**some items may be partial packages)

Flower Add-on

We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers.   We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.

Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful


Embellishment Add-on 

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further.  


Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 


Doesn't the September Kit look yummy?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the Store.